Preliminary Programme

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

(IN PROGRESS)

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Time
Event
15:30 – 16.30 Reception and Registration
16.30 – 20.00 Opening Session
16.30 – 17.30

 

Authorities Welcome

Chair: Emanuele Ferretti and Vincenzo Romano Spica

17.30 – 18.00 Stakeholder Roundtable

Chair: Federico Maestrami and Claudio Carpineti

18.00 – 18.30 Introduction – Sustainability of Swimming Pools and SPA in a One Health Perspective

Vincenzo Romano Spica

18.30 – 19.00 Opening Lecture – Chemistry of chlorine in pools and microbial sensitivity

Lothar Erdinger

18.30 – 20.00 Welcome Cocktail

 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Time
Event
8.45 – 9.30 Reception and Registration
9.00 – 11.00

 

Roundtable: Current Regulations from different countries

Chair: Emanuele Ferretti and Michele Hlavsa

9.00 – 9.20 Surveillance and public health policy in USA – Hlavsa M, USA
9.20 – 9.35 Current Regulations in France – Boudenne JL, France
9.35 – 9.50 Current Regulations in Austria – Sommer R, Austria
9.50 – 10.05 Current Regulations in Greece – Vantarakis A, Greece
10.05 – 10.20 Guidelines on the quality of swimming pool water in Poland – Wyczarska-Kokot J, Poland
10.20 – 10.35 Current Regulations in Netherland – Keuten M, Netherland
10.35 – 10.50 Current Regulations in Italy – Ferretti E, Italy
10.50 – 11.00 Discussion
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00

 

Chemical Risk

Chair: Jean-Luc Boudenne e Maarten Keuten

11.30 –  11.50 DBPs from particles released by bathers: physical – chemical characterization – Boudenne JL, France
11.50 – 12.05 Identification of DBPs from different disinfectants – Trebse P, Slovenia
12.05 – 12.15 Identification of micropollutant decomposition products in private backyard swimming pools – Dudziak M, Poland
12.15 – 12.25 Chlorination by-products in indoor swimming pools: year-wise monitoring study – Harman BI, Turkey
12.25 – 12.35 Comparison of chlorate and perchlorate concentrations in swimming pool water and their correlation with the use of chlorine products, provided in ready-made canisters or generated in situ by salt electrolysis – Reuss A, Germany
12.35 – 12.45 Chemical indicators for pool water quality – Kurz J, Germany
12.45 – 13.00 Discussion
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch – POSTER SESSION
14.00 – 15.30

 

Sustainable innovation in water and air treatment

Chair: S. Şule Kaplan Bekaroğlu and Sebania Libertino

14.00 14.20 Measurements and Modeling of Chemical IAQ Dynamics in Indoor Pool Facilities – Ernest R. Blatchley III, USA
14.20 – 14.35 Release of particles and bacteria into swimming pool water by bathers and their removal in water treatment – Uhl W, Norway
14.35 – 14.50 Effects of temperature on formation potentials of trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids in chlorinated model BFA – Harman BI, Turkey
14.50 – 15.05 Sensing strategies for water monitoring – Libertino S, Italy
15.05 – 15.15 The influence of outdoor temperature on Norwegian swimming hall energy consumption – Wothy A, USA
15.15 – 15.25 Increasing swimmers health and the quality of wastewater by using a triple electro-disinfection system as alternative for chlorine: the results in ten Belgian public swimming pools – Desmet S, Belgium
15.25 – 15.30 Discussion
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break – POSTER SESSION
16.00 –  17.30 Water treatment and management for Thermae, Wellness, Bio-pools Marco Vitale and Federica Valeriani
16.00 – 16.20 A consensus document for SPA pools – Choen M, Australia
16.20 – 16.30 Selected oral communication
16.30 – 16.40 Effects of mud-therapy on pain, function and quality of life in patients with rheumatic and dermatologic diseases: a systematic review – Paduano S, Italy
16.40 – 16.50 New evidence on the mechanism of action of balneotherapy – Fioravanti A, Italy
16.50 – 17.30 Discussion

 

Friday, February 17, 2023

Time
Event
8.30 – 9.00 Reception and One Day Registration
9.00 – 10.30

 

Biological Risk

Chair: Regina Sommer and Apostolos Vantarakis

9.00 –  9.20 NGS for assessing safety of water and derivative products – Bargellini A, Italy
9.20 –  9.30 Public health risks related to the use of swimming pools in Albania – Mataj E, Albania
9.30 – 9.40 Selected oral communication
9.40 – 9.50 Effects of bubbles in preventing the proliferation of pathogens on materials used for swimming pools – Coletto A, Italy
9.50 – 10.00 Selected oral communication
10.00 – 10.10 Management of chemical-bacteriological discrepancies in swimming pools in the Emilia-Romagna region – Sghedoni S, Italy
10.10 – 10.20 Selected oral communication
10.20 – 10.30 Discussion
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break – POSTER SESSION
11.00 – 12.30

 

Miscellanea session: sport and physical activity, pool design and management

Chair: Polonca Trebse and Ernest R. Blatchley III

11.00 –  11.20 Safety of submerged suction outlets in swimming pools – Keuten M, Netherland
11.15 – 11.30 Water Use Management Based on Presence and Activity Levels of Swimmers in Indoor Swimming Pools – Mofidinasrabad H, Canada
11.30 – 11.40 Dynamic water quality modeling for improved pool designs and safer regulations – Amburgey J, USA
11.40 – 11.50

 

The effect of individual, group and aquatic exercises on health-related quality of life in older people living in residential care settings: preliminary results from two italian regions – Dallolio L, Italy
11.50 – 12.00 Swimming pool related health complaints: not just water and air – Bakker JG, Netherland
12.00 – 12.10 Examples of technological solutions used in Poland in the field of reducing the operating costs of swimming pool facilities – Lempart-Rapacewicz A, Poland
12.20 – 12.30 Discussion
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch – POSTER SESSION
14.00 – 15.30

 

Legionellosis, COVID, contaminants of emerging concern (CEC)  

Chair: Janice Calvert and Annalisa Bargellini

14.00 –  14.15 Using Modelling of Cryptosporidium Contamination Events to Inform Public Health Actions – Chalmers R, UK
14.15 – 14.30 Management of plumbing in swimming pools and guidelines – Bonadonna L, Italy
14.30 – 14.40 Chlorine sensitivity of gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial strains under swimming pool conditions: microbial process indicators for pool water disinfection – Erdinger L, Germany
14.40 – 14.50 Microplastics and recreational waters – Lofrano G, Italy
14.50 – 15.00 Reduction of micropollutant concentration in swimming pool water – Kudlek E, Poland
15.00 – 15.10 Selected oral communication
15.10 – 15.20 Selected oral communication
15.20 – 15.30 Discussion
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 17.00 Closing ceremony